“I think of language as culture made audible and clothing as culture made visible.” - Eric Mindling. In a presentation at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, Eric, a photographer, showed us the women, girls and some men of over 50 communities in Oaxaca, wearing their traditional dress. He "inspires hope that through his own storytelling there can be a renaissance of heritage and craft consciousness on behalf of the 50 communities he spent time with. 'Our necklaces speak of our power as women," Mindling says of a woman on the screen. “She is called 'La Coronela.' She is retired now but she was once a colonel in the Mexican Army.'"
Photo of La Coronela by Eric Mindling.